The cable morning show “Fox and Friends” is drawing more Metro Detroit viewers than “CBS This Morning,” according to Nielsen ratings. The Eye Network recently relaunched “CBS This Morning” but apparently local folks prefer the show they know and have come to love. That said, the numbers aren’t huge but they are telling. “Fox and … Continue Reading →
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I love Tyler James Williams and I have ever since he delighted us for four seasons on The CW’s “Everybody Hates Chris.”
This is one of the reasons I am so excited to see that not only is the 19-year-old actor still working but he’s singing too.
Fans can check out Williams’ talents when he co-stars in the Disney Channel movie “Let It Shine,” when it airs in June. Some 200 or so lucky attendees at the NAACP Image Awards lunch last week got to hear a taste of Williams singing with his costars Coco Jones and Trevor Jackson. And they tore it up. I can’t wait to see this made-for-TV flick when it airs.
Meanwhile, Detroit native Keegan-Michael Key and his comedy partner Jordan Peele of “Key & Peele” fame kept us laughing as the event’s hosts.
Watching the gripping and heartbreakingly revealing documentary “Slavery By Another Name” isn’t easy to do but it is necessary all the same. PBS is airing the film in time for Black History Month and like the Douglas A. Blackmon Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name, the doc explores black life after the Civil War ended. … Continue Reading →
When Claire Danes came backstage at the Golden Globes Sunday night, she told us journalists she missed us. After all, it was this same time last year that Danes nabbed a GG for her leading role in the HBO made-for-TV movie “Temple Grandin.” It was also this time last year that she told us about … Continue Reading →
Afghan farmers have long borrowed money from drug dealers to subsidize their opium crops. Now, as the Afghan government wipes out their livelihood with its eradication program, the farmers find themselves in a horrifying situation: repay their debts or give their daughters to drug traffickers as so-called opium brides. Take a walk in this disturbing … Continue Reading →
Have you heard that TNT is bringing back “Dallas”? Man, I used to love this show as a kid and I thought no one bring it back but an early glance at TNT’s trailer says they might be on to something. http://www.turnerentertainmentpr.com/tnt/showpage.jsp?oid=993
If you’ve ever seen the new dating show “Excused” then you know it’s a wild ride of laughs and rejection. “It’s a fun show where I get to speak my mind as a comedian,” says host Iliza Shlesinger. “We don’t make fun of how guys look but we will make fun of their shirts.” Shlesinger … Continue Reading →
The latter is a three-movie, on-air event that starts with the flick, which features the voices of Will Ferrell, Drew Barrymore and Dick Van Dyke, as well as the music of Jack Johnson. After that, look for “Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey” and “Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas.” The Holiday Spectacular is sure … Continue Reading →
Few things make Thanksgiving more fun than watching “The Sound of Music” with the whole family and singing along. Taping into this nostalgia just in time for the holidays, HBO takes the classic 1965 musical in a whole new direction with the heartwarming documentary “The Sound of Mumbai: A Musical.” The touching film highlights all … Continue Reading →
Check out the red carpet from “Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn: Part 1″ when MTV News talked to Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, as well as Carolina Herrera, Kellan Lutz, and Adam Shankman.